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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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UPWARD BOUND
(CFDA No. 84.047)

I.    PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation:    Higher  Education  Act   of  1965,   Title   IV,   Sections  417A  and
417C, as   amended   by  P.L.   96-374;   (20   U.S.C.   1070d,   1070d-la).     (Expires

September 30, 1985)
Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal  Year

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

Authorization I/         Appropriation I/       Allocation!/

$200,000,000
200,000,000
165,000,000
170,000,000
170,000,000

$147,500,000
156,500,000
150,240,000
154,740,000
164,740,000

$62,500,000
66,501,000
63,720,000
68,366,514
70,754,376

Purpose: To generate among low-income youths and potential first-generation
college students the skills and motivation necessary for success in educa-
tion beyond high school. The goal of the program is to increase the aca-
demic performance and motivational levels of eligible enrollees so that
they may complete secondary school and successfully pursue postsecondary
education programs.

Eligibility; Funds go to Institutions of higher education, public and
private agencies and organizations, and, in exceptional cases, secondary
schools. Low-income individuals and potential first-generation college
students who need academic support in order to successfully pursue a pro-
gram of postsecondary education are eligible for services through funded
applicants.

II.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A.    Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984, the Department's principal objectives for this program
were:

o Provide technical assistance to prospective applicants for new Upward
Bound grant awards by conducting application preparation workshops and
developing and disseminating an application development guide.

o    Issue 423 non-competing continuation Upward Bound grant awards.

o Respond to GAQ's recommendations on assessing Upward Bound projects'
success in meeting two Important program goals: (1) increasing partici-
pants1 academic skills; and (2) enabling participants to be successful
1n postsecondary education.

o Establish grant monitoring procedures to allow the Department to assess
changes 1n project performance over time, to consider requests for
grants, and to assess overall program accomplishments.
also encourage the relationship between academic programs and Work-Study